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North Carolina Vacation: Coronavirus Information

Most North Carolina hotels offer free cancellation. Consider booking refundable hotels rather than non-refundable ones. Just look for the ‘free cancellation’ message during your hotel search. Prices can vary, but right now we believe that flexibility matters.

For more information about the impact of COVID-19 on your North Carolina trip, please visit our Coronavirus Information page (opens in new window).

North Carolina Vacation Packages

Stretching from the Atlantic Ocean’s beaches to the Appalachian Mountains, this state also has exciting cities and charming small towns.

North Carolina has several distinct regions from the ocean to the mountains. The easternmost territory includes the Outer Banks, barrier islands that protect the mainland. Travel up and down these narrow strips of peninsulas and islands to enjoy sandy beaches, iconic lighthouses, giant sand dunes and beautiful sunrises. Visit Kitty Hawk, where the Wright Brothers made some of man’s earliest airplane flights.

Just inland, the town of Wilmington on the Cape Fear River centers on Riverwalk, with numerous shops and restaurants. Nearby, tour the Battleship North Carolina, a highly decorated World War II U.S. battleship.

The Piedmont area is the flat central section of the state. The area around Raleigh is known as the Research Triangle, with the great universities of Wake Forest, UNC at Chapel Hill and North Carolina State. Stroll the beautiful campuses and watch exciting college sports.

Charlotte, one of the nation’s largest banking cities, has an exciting uptown. Visit the area to enjoy professional football, basketball, baseball and NASCAR racing. See performances of the philharmonic orchestra, opera, touring Broadway shows and numerous other artist groups throughout the year at the seven sites of the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center.

Take a family raft adventure at Charlotte’s manmade U.S. National Whitewater Center. If you’re an expert, run the rapids in your own whitewater kayak, or rent one for the day.

West of Charlotte, visit the Appalachian Mountains for outdoor activities. Hike trails to waterfalls. In spring, the hills light up with pink rhododendrons. Although the state is part of the typically warm southern U.S., you’ll find enough cold weather in the mountains for downhill skiing. Try Sugar Mountain Resort or Appalachian Ski Mountain near the college town of Boone.

Asheville is home to the Biltmore Estate, originally owned by George Vanderbilt, now a resort with public access. Explore gardens designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, who created New York’s Central Park. Go horseback riding, hike on wooded trails or take the Christmas tour through the Biltmore home, decorated with more than 50 Christmas trees.

Q: Should I book a car while on vacation in North Carolina?

A: Take in Charlotte like a local. Explore the best sights of Raleigh with ease. Not only will your rental car make things easier, it'll make them more fun too. Sure, you can get about the cities with buses and cabs if you need to. But if you plan to explore the region of Mecklenburg County or farther afield, take a look at our guide to Cheap Car Hire in North Carolina.

Q: Which airports can I fly in to for a vacation to North Carolina?

A: While there are a number of possibilities, chances are you'll step off the plane at one of these main international terminals in North Carolina:

  • Charlotte, NC (CLT-Charlotte-Douglas Intl.): 1,164 international flights per month.
  • Raleigh, NC (RDU-Raleigh - Durham Intl.): 199 international flights per month.

Q: What are the most popular types of hotels for a vacation to North Carolina?

A: Many travelers recommend private vacation homes in North Carolina. Having said that, you have plenty of other options. Hotels, condos and motels are also common in this destination.

Q: What does a North Carolina vacation booking with Expedia include?

A: Wheels, flights and somewhere to rest up at the end of the day — we've got them covered. All you've got to do is work out what combination of these suits your plans. With Expedia, you can style your trip to North Carolina just how you like it, with tons of experiences and activities as well.

Q: What is the best way to save money on my vacation to North Carolina?

A: We'll let you in on a secret — it's all about bundling your getaway. By booking your Flights, Hotels and Rental Car with a little help from Expedia, you'll score deals that you'll want to brag about. It's as easy as that. Not quite ready to choose that hotel room or car just yet? Don't worry. You can add them to an existing booking later on and still enjoy access to impressive discounts. How does up to 42% off selected hotels sound to you?

Q: What are the best things to do in North Carolina?

A: NoDa Brewing Company, The Green and Birdsong Brewing Co. — check out these well-known attractions if you're staying in Charlotte.

Discover an adventure that's just right for you. In Raleigh, attractions like Duke Regional Hospital, Duke University Hospital and Bond Brothers Beer Company are guaranteed to delight.

And if your final stop is Greensboro, we'd suggest exploring Piedmont Triad Farmers Market, Kersey Valley Laser Tag and O. Henry Statues.

*Savings based on all vacation package bookings with Flight + Hotel on Expedia.com from January through December 2020, as compared to price of the same components booked separately. Savings will vary based on origin/destination, length of trip, stay dates and selected travel supplier(s). Savings not available on all packages. For Free Flight or 100% Off Flight deals, package savings is greater than or equal to the current cost of one component, when both are priced separately.


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Shell Island Resort - All Oceanfront Suites $219
Reviewed on May 18, 2020
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Shell Island Resort - All Oceanfront Suites

Shell Island Resort - All Oceanfront Suites

2700 N Lumina Avenue, Wrightsville Beach, NC
     
    4.1 of 5
    3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

    The staff is wonderful. The view is spectacular! It is definitely a great place to stay.

    Extended Stay America Wilmington - New Centre Dr $75
    Reviewed on May 8, 2020
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    Extended Stay America Wilmington - New Centre Dr

    Extended Stay America Wilmington - New Centre Dr

    4929 New Centre Dr, Wilmington, NC
       
      3.2 of 5
      2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

      I enjoy Ms. Shea(sp?) and her welcoming attitude. She is excellent as a staff member and she goes above and beyond when it comes to guest relations. The facility itself is clean for a hotel of its size and type. The other guests can be hit or miss. And while that may not seem important, I was in ...

      Hyatt House Raleigh / RDU / Brier Creek $84
      Reviewed on May 21, 2020
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      Hyatt House Raleigh / RDU / Brier Creek

      Hyatt House Raleigh / RDU / Brier Creek

      10030 Sellona St, Raleigh, NC
         
        4.6 of 5
        3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Convenient to airport. Staff very helpful and friendly Room were spacious And comfortable

        Wyndham Garden Greensboro $59
        Reviewed on May 22, 2020
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        Wyndham Garden Greensboro

        Wyndham Garden Greensboro

        415 S. Swing Road, Greensboro, NC
           
          3.7 of 5
          3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Please fix that elevator. Sounds like it’s about to break down every time is stops. Other that that, it’s a great stay for the price. I frequent.

          Extended Stay America Fayetteville - Owen Dr. $54
          Reviewed on May 19, 2020
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          Extended Stay America Fayetteville - Owen Dr.

          Extended Stay America Fayetteville - Owen Dr.

          408 Owen Dr, Fayetteville, NC
             
            3.3 of 5
            2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

            I love this hotel! Best for quality awesome staff it’s clean and always deals here !!!!

            Hyatt Place Charlotte Airport/Tyvola Rd $94
            Reviewed on May 15, 2020
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            Hyatt Place Charlotte Airport/Tyvola Rd

            Hyatt Place Charlotte Airport/Tyvola Rd

            2950 Oak Lake Blvd, Charlotte, NC
               
              4.3 of 5
              3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              The room was nice and clean but the lady at the front desk was a bit rude.

              Courtyard by Marriott Carolina Beach $215
              Reviewed on May 21, 2020
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              Courtyard by Marriott Carolina Beach

              Courtyard by Marriott Carolina Beach

              100 Charlotte Ave, Carolina Beach, NC
                 
                4.2 of 5
                3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                The hotel has great location. I didnt like not having microwave in room. Also our air conditioner just didnt keep room cool enough.

                Shutters on the Banks $143
                Reviewed on Mar 30, 2020
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                Shutters on the Banks

                Shutters on the Banks

                405 S. Virginia Dare Trail, Kill Devil Hills, NC
                   
                  4.3 of 5
                  3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Shutters has become our go-to for our bi-annual OBX vacations. Pools and hot tub are well-maintained, as are the grounds and the rooms. Always pleased with the breakfast selections. Various juices - not watered down like other places. They always have freshly sliced fruits, pastries, cereals, yogurts, ...

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